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Angiographic findings in asymptomatic aircrewmen with electrocardiographic abnormalities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  831426     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac catheterization was used to evaluate 298 asymptomatic, apparently healthy aircrewmen with electrocardiographic abnormalities. These men were identified from annual electrocardiograms and exercise tests used to screen for latent heart disease. Data from 27 additional symptomatic aircrewmen who underwent cardiac catheterization because of mild probable angina pectoris are also included. The men were grouped according to major reason for cardiac catheterization. The order of groups by increasing prevalence of coronary artery disease was as follows: abnormal treadmill test (labile lead only), supraventricular tachycardia, right bundle branch block, left bundle branch block, abnormal treadmill test, ventricular irritability, probable infarct and angina. Approximately 60 percent of the men were completely free of angiographic coronary artery disease. Risk factors and other possible causes for the electrocardiographic abnormalities are discussed. The electrocardiographic abnormalities studied have a poorer predictive value for coronary artery disease in asymptomatic apparently healthy men than in a hospital or clinic population.
V F Froelicher; A J Thompson; R Wolthuis; R Fuchs; R Balusek; M R Longo; J H Triebwasser; M C Lancaster
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  1977 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-02-26     Completed Date:  1977-02-26     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  32-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Aerospace Medicine*
Angina Pectoris / diagnosis
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis
Bundle-Branch Block / diagnosis
Coronary Angiography*
Coronary Disease / radiography
Heart Diseases / diagnosis*
Heart Function Tests
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis
Tachycardia / diagnosis
United States

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